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MDeC, K-Pintar sponsor Malaysian chapter of IIBA

AvantiKumar | July 20, 2012
International Institute of Business Analysis to offer professional certifications in business analysis.

IIBA Malaysian Chapter launch - Ashish Metha & R A Thiagaraja

PHOTO - (From left) Ashish Metha, member of the IIBA's Executive Leadership Council and director for emerging markets, IIBA, presenting a certificate appointing K-Pintar as Malaysia's first IIBA Endorsed Education Provider to R. A. Thiagaraja, MD, K-Pintar.

Government ICT agency Multimedia Development Corporation and local training provider K-Pintar have jointly sponsored the launch of the Malaysian chapter of The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), an independent non-profit professional association for the growing field of business analysis.

Speaking on 18 July 2012, Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) general manager, head-talent division, knowledge workers development centre, Muhammad Imran Kunalan Abdullah, said: "As Malaysian IT and SSO companies evolve to offer higher value services to global organisations, MDeC has observed growing demand among MSC [Multimedia Supercorridor] Malaysia status companies for professionals with strong analytical training and skills. We welcome the formation of the IIBA Malaysian Chapter as an opportunity to raise standards among our professional business analysts."

"This is part of MDeC's ongoing efforts to encourage continuous professional learning by industry practitioners and to help them to achieve accredited certification as part of our effort to promote the human capital development and the country's talent capability," said Imran.

"MDeC will include IIBA certification among the approved certification trainings under the MSC Malaysia MyProCert (PD) in the very near future," he said. "We are also looking into the possibility of adding the IIBA certification as part of the PEMANDU SRI Human Capital Development initiative which is managed by MDeC. We have received favourable industry responses to the formation of the IIBA Malaysian Chapter and there are already companies requesting for their employees to be sent for this certification."

IIBA's Executive Leadership Council member and director for emerging markets, IIBA, Ashish Metha, who is himself a CBAP certified business analyst with more than 16 years of professional experience, said: "The IIBA was created to elevate the skill sets of professional business analysts throughout the world. Through the voluntary efforts of our members we offer several resources for the benefit of all business analysts through our website, We welcome and look forward to the participation of Malaysian business analysts within the IIBA."

The IIBA currently offers two professional certifications: the Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) for business analysts with three to five years professional experience and the Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) for business analysts with five to 10 years of professional experience. Both the CCBA and CBAP training and examinations will be available to Malaysian business analysts through IIBA Endorsed Education Provider, K-Pintar.

Established in 2003, the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is an independent non-profit professional association with more than 26,000 members worldwide in fields ranging from requirements management, requirements analysis to project management and consulting.


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